Two lecture programs today at Finney County Historical Museum

Johnetta Hebrlee, right, Finney County Historical Museum Education Coordinator, speaks during a past Brown Bag Lunch presentation at the museum. The free programs continue each Tuesday at noon through March 6.

Today, the Finney County Historical Museum is hosting two free public programs. At noon is part 2 of the “Boom Town, Ghost Town” series as part of the Brown Bag series, followed at 7 p.m. by “The Fleagle Gang, Next Chapter,” which is part of the Evenings at the Museum series.

Both lectures are in the museum’s meeting room at 403 S. Fourth St. Those who attend should use the museum’s north entrance and are welcome to bring their own lunch or dinner, if desired. The museum staff will provide beverages and dessert at each gathering.

The noon program, one of a three-part series, will outline the establishment, growth, decline and demise of the Knauston, Pitt, Amazon, Terryton, Imperial and Pasanada communities.

The 7 p.m. program, sponsored by the AT&T Pioneers Southern Council, is based on newly-published information about Finney County’s own band of 1920s bank robbers.

​The Brown Bag Lunch series offers programs at noon each Tuesday in February, plus March 6.  The Evening at the Museum talks take place at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of January, February, March and April, plus September, October and November.